Archive: March 19th, 2003

Uncle Alan

Alan Keith OBE passed away yesterday.

He was 94. That’s a long haul for anybody, especially someone who smoked every day.

For 44 years, he was the host of Your Hundred Best Tunes on BBC Radio 2.

For many people, he will be remembered for his wonderful rich voice. Others will recall his long and distinguished career.

To me, he will always be Uncle Alan.

He wasn’t actually my uncle, he was my granduncle, but that’s what I always knew him as: Uncle Alan.